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100 Civic Center
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Writers Present Series

Tom Angleberger - Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus

Friday, September 19 at 6:00 pm
Mission Viejo City Hall
200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo
Presentation, Q&A, Book Sales and Signing
 
 Tom Angleberger
  

Tom Angleberger Book CoverWhen New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger visits Mission Viejo on Friday, September 19 to discuss the final book in his “Origami Yoda” series, he will sketch some of the characters that made him famous and demonstrate his famous origami creations.

Angleberger will appear in the City’s free Writers Present program at 6 p.m. in the Mission Viejo Council Chamber at City Hall, 200 Civic Center. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Mission Viejo Library and A Whale of a Tale Bookshoppe.

In the final Origami Yoda case file from the kids at McQuarrie Middle School, “Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus” follows Tommy and the gang as they prepare for a well-earned day of fun and adventure in Washington, DC. Their trip to the nation’s capital is full of shifting alliances and betrayals, carsickness and sugar rushes.  The book is said to be the “sweetest, stookiest, biggest, craziest Origami Yoda case file yet.”

Angleberger, whose books have been sold to 3.3-million people worldwide, will be on hand at the end to sign books purchased on site and kids will have opportunities to get their photo taken with some Star Wars characters.

“Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus” will be available for purchase at the event. Buying books during Writers Present is a great way for the public to support the author programs and keep them free.  

To confirm your reservation for this FREE event register online, call the Youth Reference Desk at 949/830-7100, ext. 5107, or email LibReference@cityofmissionviejo.org


Sophie Kinsella - Shopaholic to the Stars

Saturday, October 25 at 12 Noon
Council Chamber at City Hall
200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo
Presentation, Q&A, Book Sales and Signing
 
 Sophie Kinsella Photo by John Swannell
  
Sophie Kinsella STTS Book CoverJoin international bestselling author, Sophie Kinsella, as she discusses her newest book in the Shopaholic series, Shopaholic to the Stars.

In the first new Shopaholic book in four years, Shopaholic to the Stars, fans find the funny and charming Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) in Los Angeles, hilariously challenged by the culture, the celebrity, and the fleeting nature of fame.

Sophie’s presentation is FREE and books will be available for purchase at the event through Mysterious Galaxy bookstore. To confirm your reservation for this FREE event call the Adult Reference Desk at 949/830-7100, ext. 5105, or email LibReference@cityofmissionviejo.org.

The Friends of the Mission Viejo Library will also be hosting a special VIP Reception prior to the presentation.

VIP Reception with Sophie Kinsella (Limited Tickets)

Join us for a very special Meet and Greet with Sophie Kinsella. All attendees will receive her newest book, Shopaholic to the Stars, light refreshments hosted by the Friends of the Mission Viejo Library, reserved seating for Sophie's presentation, and priority in the book signing line at the end of the event. 
  • The VIP Reception begins at 11:15 AM in the Garden Patio (weather permitting)
  • Seating will take place at 11:50 AM in the City Council Chamber
  • Ms. Kinsella will speak at noon
  • The signing line will begin at approximately 12:50 PM
  • The cost is $31.50 and includes the private Meet and Greet with Sophie, a signed first edition of Shopaholic to the Stars, refreshments, reserved seating and priority passes for the signing line.
Purchase your ticket for the VIP Reception with Sophie Kinsella here:
http://sophiekinsella.brownpapertickets.com/

David Peterson - Living Language Dothraki

Tuesday, October 28 at 7:00 pm
Council Chamber at City Hall
200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo
Presentation, Q&A, Book Sales and Signing
 
 David Peterson
  
David Peterson Dothroki Book CoverJoin Game of Thrones language creator, David Peterson as he discusses his Dothraki conversational language course.

Books will be available for purchase and buying books during Writers Present is a great way to support the author programs and keep them free.

To confirm your reservation for this FREE event register online, call the Adult Reference Desk at 949/830-7100, ext. 5105, or email LibReference@cityofmissionviejo.org.

What Should I Read Next? presented by Random House

Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00 pm
Saddleback Room at City Hall
200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo
Presentations, Book Sales, and Light Refreshments
 
 What Should I Read Next
  
 Join Random House representatives Wade Lucas and Steve Akinsky as they discuss the newest books - before they hit the shelves!

Wade will talk about great new books for book clubs and avid readers, while Steve will demonstrate how to download eBooks and audio books.

There will be free book giveaways and light refreshments.

Mysterious Galaxy bookstore will also be on hand for new book purchases.
Buying books during Writers Present is a great way to support the author programs and keep them free.

To confirm your reservation for this free event, register online, call the Adult Reference Desk at 949/830-7100, ext. 5105, or email LibReference@cityofmissionviejo.org.